Category: Food

How to Make a Traditional Puerto Rican Thanksgiving Day Dinner

  Even though Thanksgiving was not always a traditional holiday on the island, many Puerto Rican families calling the States home began celebrating it by adding a touch of Sabor Latino. A traditional Puerto Rican Thanksgiving menu will likely consist of Pavochon, Mofongo stuffing, Arroz con Gandules (rice with pigeon peas), Tostones, and Tembleque or dulce de leche. I serve a green bean casserole with my meal and for an appetizer I fry up some Platanos versus the Tostones. I season mine with garlic, black pepper and salt and serve them with Mojo Criollo. I’m usually cooking enough food...

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The Best of Puerto Rican Food

Puerto Rican food is a mixture of African, Taino, and Spanish influences. They have their own take on creole food, which they call cocina criolla. This cooking style is not only popular with locals; tourists also frequent Puerto Rico to experience authentic creole dishes, as well. The country of Puerto Rico has different types of dishes that have become part of the locals’ daily diet. One is called pastelon de carne, which is a pie made of meat such as ham and/or pork. You can buy these at restaurants and shops lining the streets, and some creative cooks have even placed a Puerto Rican flag on top of it as décor. Another favorite is carne frita con cebolla, which is made up of beef and onions. Then there’s chicken with rice, or Arroz con pollo, which is quite popular, as well as other chicken dishes like sour chicken or broiled chicken. A Spanish-inspired omelet with potatoes and onions is called the Tortilla Espanola. Puerto Rican meals are also known for its extensive use of beef tongue, brains, and kidneys. Interestingly, daily Puerto Rico dining normally includes appetizers. Some appetizers that are favorites of locals are empanadillas or turnovers with crab or lobster filling, and bacalaitos or crispy fritters made with cod. They also serve soup like sopon de pescado, which is fish soup, and sopon de pollo con arroz,...

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Asopao de Pollo

[ad_1] This soupy rice and chicken stew is a classic Puerto Rican recipe that is prepared in every Puerto Rican home. Make sure you make plenty, this soup keeps getting better with every serving. Although it takes 1½ hours to prepare, serves 4, and it will be even better the next day at lunch or dinner. Prepare plenty Sunday night and enjoy a bowl on Monday for a quick dinner. Here’s the recipe: 3 garlic cloves, minced 2 teaspoons dried oregano 1 teaspoon salt, add more to taste 1 teaspoon black pepper, add more to taste 3 pounds chicken...

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Puerto Rican Recipes

[ad_1] Caribbean Islands have a rich and flavorful dishes. And Puerto Rico is one of the best places for vacation. The island offers a superb relaxation adventures with soothing beach, comfortable and luxurious hotels, colorful festivals, and most especially the mouth-watering cuisines of Puerto Rico. Yes, part of the few reasons as to why people visited the place, it is because of food. Puerto Rican recipes provide a different style and flavor.These cuisines become famous not in only within the Caribbean island but also globally. Chefs are interested to learn traditional dishes because of its extraordinary taste. Puerto Rican...

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Desserts in Puerto Rican Style

[ad_1] Desserts in Puerto Rico mostly comprise of a type of flan or egg custard. Just as usual in the Puerto Rican flag is a slice of guava jelly with white cheese (queso blanco). Chefs seize the abundant produce of fruits in Puerto Rico and make several desserts, which include banana flan, orange layer cake, guava mousse, and coconut flan. The tastiest dessert could be a freshly made fruit cocktail. Pumpkin grows abundantly in Puerto Rico so it is not just consumed as a side vegetable and used to spice up soup, but to create as well the luscious...

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